October 28, 2021

Build Back Better Framework Includes Groundbreaking Investments in Families

The framework announced earlier today includes investments that would help bolster Florida’s economic recovery and narrow long-standing racial disparities in household income and access to affordable health care. Specifically, the framework would provide tax relief for millions of Floridians by extending through 2022 the Child Tax Credit and Earned Income Tax Credit expansions; provide funding to close the Medicaid coverage gap through 2025 for people with income below the poverty level, including hundreds of thousands of people in the Sunshine State; and invest in universal and free preschool for all 3- and 4-year-olds. Although some key provisions, including mandatory paid leave, were left out of the framework, it nevertheless lays the groundwork to jumpstart the economy and boost income for families struggling to make ends meet in the wake of COVID-19 and the recession.

Importantly, these groundbreaking measures would be paid in full through provisions in the framework designed to make sure corporations and the wealthy pay more of their fair share in taxes.

Florida’s congressional delegation must act now to support this framework and help move it forward.

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